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 Beirut suffers unprecedented damage following explosions
Beirut suffers unprecedented damage following explosions   -   Copyright  AP, AFP

In pictures: Beirut suffers unprecedented damage following explosions

Rescuers worked through the night searching for survivors after two enormous explosions ripped through Beirut's port, destroying and damaging buildings across Lebanon's capital.

At least 154 people were killed and thousands more were injured.

The Lebanese capital's governor estimated that nearly half of the city was destroyed or damaged in the blast. These pictures reveal the scale of destruction in Beirut.

Hussein Malla/AP Photo
The aftermath of the blast is seen at the port in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on August 5, 2020Hussein Malla/AP Photo
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A Lebanese army helicopter throws water at the scene where an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon on August 5, 2020Hussein Malla/AP Photo
Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
Wreckage is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
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Wreckage is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020Bilal Hussein/AP Photo
Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
Wreckage is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
Hussein Malla/AP Photo
Wreckage is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020Hussein Malla/AP Photo
Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
A couple drives past the wreckage after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
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The aftermath of the blast is seen at the port in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on August 5, 2020Anwar Amro/AFP
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A Lebanese army helicopter throws water at the scene where an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020STR/AFP or licensors
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A picture shows the scene of an explosion near the port in Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020STR/AFP
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A picture shows the scene of an explosion near the port in Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020STR/AFP
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People evacuate the wounded after Tuesday's massive explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
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A massive explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday, August 4, 2020ANWAR AMRO/AFP

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